Vaclav Klaus is President of the Czech Republic. He hit the headlines most recently by refusing, like David Cameron, to sign up to the deal to bail out the Greek Government.
In this new book, President Klaus examines the uneasy Europe of today, without illusions or personal attacks, but with a mercilessly realistic view of the system that Europe has created in the last half century. He examines the benefits of integrating the continent in strictly economic terms and explains the tragic flaw in the original plan to do so. They feared the consequences of nationalism and wanted to work for transcontinental unity. Klaus argues that the present situation is unstable and unsustainable.
The President proposes a transformation of both the socio-economic system and the integration model of European unity, turning back to the market economy and a more realistic cooperation between European states.
Vaclav Klaus is the second President of the Czech Republic.
Foreword by Christopher Booker \ 1. How we got here \ 2. The present interim phase: inherent instability and the role of Greece \ 3. The economic benefits of territorial integration: too much optimism? \ 4. The pitfalls of denationalization and communitarization in Europe: a brief digression into the world of Czech politics \ 5. Where do we go from here?